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by nordeast homer
October 14th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Minnetonka Area – General Topics
Replies: 172
Views: 30333

Re: Minnetonka Area – General Topics

I imagine this will not be the last of this type of development in OPUS. You're right Tcmetro, there are a lot of aging buildings that are ripe to be taken down and replaced with residential. Because of the size of some of the businesses in this area I wonder if you will see a shuttle going through ...
by nordeast homer
October 8th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: IDS Center
Replies: 257
Views: 67786

Re: IDS Center

I like the new look! The new reflecting pool adds some seating and I like the other seating as well.

Were they having issues with the fountain? I'm wondering if that prompted them to make the design change.
by nordeast homer
September 25th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories - 393'/418'
Replies: 119
Views: 25556

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'

I actually visited the site this morning and cars are still parked there, but there was a dumpster on the south end of the lot., Not sure if it was for one of the buildings there or for prep work. Hard to tell since it wasn't up close to anything.
by nordeast homer
September 22nd, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Downtown Reconstruction
Replies: 9
Views: 1253

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction

What a perfect year for them to be working on it too! Think if they had worked on it with the normal traffic, it would have been a nightmare. I can't wait to see the finished product!
by nordeast homer
September 14th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1072
Views: 194827

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Awesome news! Great to see some confidence by some of our businesses!
by nordeast homer
September 11th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: OX-OP Gallery and Residences.
Replies: 55
Views: 14019

Re: OX-OP Gallery and Residences.

I think the only thing left on this is resurfacing the street on the west side of the building. This one turned out much better than I had anticipated.
by nordeast homer
July 16th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1072
Views: 194827

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

I've seen both ends of the spectrum already playing out. Some companies are already saying they'll shrink their space when leases renew, but I've also seen some companies expanding and taking more space already. It'll be interesting to see this play out. I can't work from home so it was never an opt...
by nordeast homer
June 9th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 94
Views: 5647

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

We already had one manufacturer in the area say that they will not rebuild in Minneapolis. They're taking their 50 jobs and looking to rebuild in the suburbs.
by nordeast homer
June 4th, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 94
Views: 5647

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

I know a lot of people here like mayor Frey, and until this happened I could have been considered in that category. I still like him as a person, he's very approachable; however, I think he looked very vulnerable in this. What the city needed was leadership and clear direction and he was clearly flu...
by nordeast homer
June 2nd, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Lake - Minnehaha - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 249
Views: 52297

Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

It was good to hear that both Aldi and Target plan on reopening, Aldi much sooner than Target.
by nordeast homer
May 22nd, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park
Replies: 174
Views: 37508

Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

Looks like it's a 5 story apartment building called 1st Ave. Flats.
by nordeast homer
March 11th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area - Edina
Replies: 753
Views: 114424

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

It sounds like the US Bank site may be delayed a bit. It appears some of the "parts" have shuffled a little bit and they may need to go back to the city again. Part of the delay revolves around the affordable housing portion. Hopefully it's just a little blip?
by nordeast homer
March 10th, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: MPS Comprehensive District Design
Replies: 27
Views: 10229

Re: MPS Comprehensive District Design

I have an elementary school one block from my house; Pillsbury. My neighborhood is predominantly white/caucasian. Right now a large number of the kids come from north Minneapolis to go to that school. With the lines redrawn, there will be very few children of color in that school or at Waite Park, t...
by nordeast homer
March 10th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: MPS Comprehensive District Design
Replies: 27
Views: 10229

Re: MPS Comprehensive District Design

This isn't integration though. We already struggle with diversity in the schools; with this plan we'll have even less. Schools that under-perform get less funding and have higher teacher turnover. With this you're more likely to force kids in areas that are already struggling economically, to go to ...
by nordeast homer
February 11th, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Broadway Station Redevelopment - 2025 West River Rd
Replies: 14
Views: 5108

Re: Broadway Station Redevelopment - 2025 West River Rd

You have residences north of Broadway, you will have the development at Broadway Station, and you have the new Opus Condo's at Plymouth; you would think a small restaurant could make it along the parkway between Broadway and Plymouth. Prye's is usually busy in the evening, I could see some crossover...
by nordeast homer
February 6th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 128
Views: 32051

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

Kowalski's has agreed to sign a lease in Rosedale's new expansion for 30,000 sq ft: https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2020/02/05/kowalski-s-signs-lease-for-rosedale-center.html?ana=e_twin_bn_breakingnews This is going to be interesting as Target, Kowalski's and Byerly's would all be locat...
by nordeast homer
January 28th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Columbia Heights - Hilltop - Fridley - Spring Lake Park
Replies: 38
Views: 9287

Re: Fridley - Columbia Heights - Spring Lake Park

To be honest, I'd rather see them tear down and rebuild anyway. With the age of the building I have to believe it would cost just as much to make the building efficient as it would to start from scratch. I could see putting up some multifamily housing on-site along with a new grocery store.
by nordeast homer
January 24th, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Columbia Heights - Hilltop - Fridley - Spring Lake Park
Replies: 38
Views: 9287

Re: Fridley - Columbia Heights - Spring Lake Park

There is a significant grade difference between Central and that parking lot, but that's just one of many reasons why they would never front Central with the store. No grocery store will want a front and back entrance to their space; it creates a security nightmare. This means that you would just ha...
by nordeast homer
January 24th, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics
Replies: 576
Views: 119240

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics

Interesting. I can’t remember, did the U have any involvement in that United proposal from a few years back? Really liked that one.
In the image I like how they put a red stamp over what looked like place holder images of buildings on the site you're talking about.
by nordeast homer
January 16th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Role of Visitors and Spaces for them in Cities
Replies: 15
Views: 3242

Re: Role of Visitors and Spaces for them in Cities

I think that the benefit of having larger events and even conventions to a certain degree help introduce the city to people that may not have a knowledge of the area or even a desire to have come here otherwise. Not everyone has a desire to fly 4 hours to see a blue rooster or the Stone Arch Bridge....